Busseto, hoometown of the master Giuseppe Verdi, opens its doors offering to the visitors art, music and enogastronomic itineraries.
The itinerary starts, as it is obvious, from the house where the master was born, humble building used also to stok post, and located in the middle of the village, where his father worked in a traditional restaurant, and his mother was working sawing fabric.
Giuseppe Verdi was born in this little house in Roncole, in the evening on October 10th 1813, which than became national monument and remain untouched until today. On the facade of the house the stone with the inctription still recalls this choice of the marchesi Pallavicini, to maintain the house untouched in memory of the artist. In the first room you can still find the room where Verdi came to light.
The Verdi Theatre is located in the Rocca, castle of the Pallavicini family, founded in the ‘200 but widely restored, which has been kept until today as it was restored in the ‘800. It appears as a little "hall", and in 2001 it hosted the Aida, directed by Zeffirelli.
In front of the Rocca you can admire the house which belonged to Antonio Barezzi, father in law of Verdi. The forniture is still original: impressing the viennese piano Tomaschek, bought in 1835, on which verdi played a lot and composed in 1844 I Due Foscari. This home presents a wide colection of icones, objects and documents related to the life of Verdi.
3 Km away from Busseto, right after the creek Ongina, you can find Villa Verdi, the home where Verdi spent the second part of his life. Even if this villa is not geagrafically part of the area of Parma, the villa is very near to the verdian locations and keeps untouched the original and rich fornitures.
Among these special objects are the pianos, his portrait of a young Giuseppina Verdi executed by Tenerani, writings from Manzoni, photos, the musical bibliotec which belonged to Verdi,and many other objects. Among them a masterpiece stands out, a sculpture from the 800, the bust of Giuseppe Verdi made with terracotta by Vincenzo Gemito.